If there’s one thing enticing me to move to the UK, it’s Arrow Video’s Blu-ray packages. Why, you ask? Take this upcoming Blu-ray of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2 as one BIG hell of a for instance!
From the Press Release
Arrow Video has announced the Blu-ray release of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 for the 14th of October, priced at around £34.99. Details of bonus material can be found below, along with the artwork.
3-Disc Limited Edition Set Features
High Definition digital transfers of three Tobe Hooper films
Original uncompressed audio tracks for all films
Limited Edition Packaging, newly illustrated by Justin Erickson
Individually Numbered #/10,000 Certificate
Exclusive Limited Edition Extras
DISC 1 – THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE 2
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a digital transfer supervised by Director of Photography Richard Kooris
Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio • Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio commentary with director and co-writer Tobe Hooper, moderated by David Gregory • Audio commentary with stars Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams and special-effects legend Tom Savini, moderated by Michael Felsher
“It Runs in the Family” – A 6-part documentary looking at the genesis, making-of and enduring appeal of Hooper’s film, with interviews including star Bill Johnson, co-writer L. M. Kit Carson, Richard Kooris, Bill Moseley, Caroline Williams, Tom Savini, production designer Cary White and more!
Alternate Opening sequence with different musical score
“Still Feelin’ the Buzz” – Interview with horror expert Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA
Cutting Moments with Bob Elmore – Interview with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2’s stuntman
Gallery featuring never-before-published behind-the-scenes images
DISC 2 [BLU-RAY] & DISC 3 [DVD] – TOBE HOOPER’S EARLY WORKS – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition (DVD) presentation of two of Tobe Hooper’s early works restored by Watchmaker Films with Tobe Hooper, available on home video for the first time in the world
The Heisters (1965) – Tobe Hooper’s early short film restored in HD from original elements [10 mins]
Eggshells (1970) – Tobe Hooper’s debut feature restored in HD from original elements [90 mins]
Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
Audio Commentary on Eggshells by Tobe Hooper
In Conversation with Tobe Hooper – the legendary horror director speaks about his career from Eggshells to The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2
Trailer Reel of all the major works by Tobe Hooper
100-PAGE BOOK – LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE
Exclusive perfect-bound book covering everything you wanted to know about Tobe Hooper, chainsaws and more! Featuring new writing on the director’s early works by Brad Stevens, an investigation of Tobe Hooper’s three-picture Cannon deal by Calum Waddell, new writing on The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 by John Kenneth Muir, a look at the film’s long battle with the BBFC and an exclusive interview with Hooper by Stefan Jaworzyn, author of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Companion, rounded off with an appraisal of the highs and lows of the Texas Chainsaw franchise by Joel Harley, all illustrated with archive stills.
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